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'Rare' snowboard reunited with owner after being stolen in West Van two years ago

On Dec. 16, police arrested a 38-year-old man who now faces charges of possession of stolen property
After it was stolen from the owner's vehicle on Cypress Mountain two years ago, West Vancouver police have reunited a snowboarder with a 'rare' snowboard.
A snowboarder has been reunited with his board after it was reported stolen on Cypress Mountain almost two years ago.

The owner of the snowboard reported it stolen from his vehicle on the ski resort to West Vancouver police in February 2019.

Last month, the owner informed officers of an online advertisement he saw that appeared to be for the snowboard.

According to the owner, the board is “extremely rare and easily identifiable” and the owner was hoping to eventually see it turn up online, stated a press release from the West Vancouver Police Department.

On Dec. 16, plain-clothes officers set up a meeting with the seller in Richmond.

When the stolen snowboard was recognized through its unique design, the seller was arrested, according to the release.

A 38-year-old Richmond man is now facing charges of possession of stolen property. Following his arrest, the suspect was later released with a court date scheduled for March.

“We were very happy to return this property to its rightful owner,” stated Const. Kevin Goodmurphy, in the release. “It clearly held sentimental value.”